There are several opportunities to work temporarily in Canada. The idea is to determine how your objectives correspond with the programs available and to match you appropriately. The type of your business and the demand for your expertise will influence how you browse the possibilities and arrange your arrival in part. For some, their first entry into the Canadian employment will be under temporary status, allowing them to get the necessary job experience before applying for permanent residency. Each of these programs is quite complicated and has variable timelines, so please take the time to explore your alternatives and contact ANS Immigration Services for a thorough explanation of your specific situation.
This Page Provide:
- Close Work Permit Stream
- Open work Permit Stream
- Spousal work permit
- Caregiver Visa Stream
- Global Talent Stream
- Owner Operator LMIA
- Temporary work permit
- International Experience class
- Program Fees
Close Work Permit:
High Wage / Low Wage LMIA
An employer must acquire a Labour Market Impact Assessment before hiring a foreign worker (LMIA). A positive LMIA demonstrates that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the position and that no Canadian worker is available. Depending on the role, the company can hire a foreign worker through one of two channels: A low-pay position for full-time employees (minimum of 30 hours per week) where the compensation provided is less than the provincial/territorial median hourly rate in the location of the job. The other stream is a High Salary Position, which pays at or above the province or territory median hourly wage for full-time employees.
Note: The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is continually evolving and dynamic in character, reflecting changes/needs in the Canadian labour market. When attempting to fill a post under the TFWP, it is critical to work with up-to-date information since what is true now may not be true tomorrow in this area of immigration.
Employers must have a running business and be able to provide verifiable documentation of its operations and viability. Employers must demonstrate that there are no available Canadians for the offered position(s) and that they have the capacity to satisfy their commitments under the program in order to participate in the program. Employers must also be accountable for ensuring that employees have the essential requirements, certificates, and experience to qualify for the employment.
A good LMIA will allow a company to recruit a Temporary Foreign Worker if they are facing a real scarcity of competent workers or are unable to locate personnel to fill empty positions required to perform, sustain, or develop their business activities. Only once the LMIA has been obtained by the employer may the foreign worker apply for a work visa. This is the first level of approval required to allow the individual to apply for an LMIA-supported Work Permit.
Open Work permit
An open work permit is a non-job-specific work permit. You will not require the following documents when applying for your work visa because they are not job-specific:
- Employment and Social Development Canada’s Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), or
- evidence that a company has made a job offer through the Employer Portal and paid the employer compliance charge.
Spousal Work Permit
As Canada recognize the importance of keeping families together, this visa was developed to allow
spouses/partners of those working/studying in Canada to have their spouse or partner with them in Canada and to
allow them to work. This is an Open Work Permit, which is usually provided to the spouse for up to two years and
allows the holder to work for any business or in any profession (unless it is regulated) without having to go
through the process of gaining authorization for a specific employment.
This is a fantastic chance for the individual accompanying their spouse or partner in Canada to earn essential Canadian job experience that might qualify them for Permanent Residency while also assisting with household finances. Above all, this permits families to stay together.
The conditions for the Spousal Work Permit are relatively simple and same for persons who work or study in
Canada. If the Applicant intends to accompany a student in Canada:
Their spouse/partner must be in possession of a valid study permit.
You must be enrolled and attending school full-time.
You must be enrolled in an eligible Post-Secondary Institution.
Have a clean criminal record and be medically eligible.
If the Applicant intends to accompany someone who is working in Canada, the following steps must be
Their spouse/partner must be in possession of a valid work permit.
According to Canadian Government Regulations, their spouse/partner must be employed in a high-level specialized employment.
Their spouse/partner must be in possession of a valid work permit for at least 6 months.
**Please keep in mind that this program is also opened to Post Graduate Student Work Permit holders, although there are extra prerequisites.
This visa permits you to work in Canada and get significant Canadian work experience while supporting someone who is working or studying. The main advantage of this is that the individual who has this Work Permit may work anywhere and conduct any sort of job without having to go through the time-consuming approval processes that are required for a work-specific employment visa. Furthermore, it is likely that this will qualify and help the individual gaining Permanent Residency if they decide to settle in Canada at a later period.
In Home Caregiver
A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) under the In Home Caregiver Program is necessary before hiring a foreign worker to provide care for the family. This program is intended to provide Canadian families with access to in-home care for their loved ones who are children under the age of 18; the elderly who require in-home care; or individuals with significant medical requirements who require specialized care. Employers must apply for an LMIA in order to participate in this program and hire someone with a work permit. The LMIA proves that there is a need for a foreign worker to do the position since no Canadian worker is available, and it is the beginning point for receiving treatment under this program.
Please keep in mind that this program is sometimes mistaken with the Live-In Caregiver program, which ceased on November 30, 2014. Employers will gain from this new scheme since they will now have the choice of having the worker reside in or out of the home.
To meet the criteria of this program, the company must have the financial capability to engage a foreign worker and will be examined to verify that they have the financial capability to meet their program responsibilities. Furthermore, they must demonstrate that they have dependent(s) in need of care, that there is a genuine employment available for which no Canadian or Permanent Resident is available/qualified, and that they have met the minimal recruitment standards.
The LMIA grants the company permission to engage a foreign worker and is the first stage in allowing the foreign worker to apply for a Work Permit
Global Talent Stream LMIA
This program was developed to meet the demands of the IT/Tech Sector and to provide firms with access to specialist personnel internationally. Furthermore, there is an assumption that the specialized worker would transmit their skills/expertise to the Canadian workforce to further develop local skills and talent, while ensuring that the specialized worker has talents that not only add to the business and the function that they are sought for.
Employers who want to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to hire foreign workers for specialized positions fall into one of two categories under the program: either with an endorsement from one of the program’s designated organizations or by hiring under an occupation that is listed under one of the listed occupations.
Employers must provide proof that their company and job offer are authentic, as well as a Labour Market Benefits Plan outlining how hiring the foreign worker would benefit the Canadian labour market and the economy. Employers must pledge to offering wages of at least $80,000 or the prevailing pay for unique and specialized occupations.
The initiative is relatively new and allows foreign employees to apply for a work visa within two weeks, allowing firms to hire foreign workers more quickly. This allows the worker to be up and running in a relatively short amount of time, satisfying the demands of a very fluid/dynamic sector that wants talent in a rapid manner.
Owner Operator LMIA / Work Permit:
Canada’s thriving economy makes it a great place for establishing and expanding company possibilities. A foreign business person can establish, take over, or grow a business endeavour in Canada as a management employee with this Labor Market Impact Assessment and consequent Work Permit.
Employers must submit documentation that they have a current Canadian business or, if they are going to establish a new business, evidence that the firm will be launched while also demonstrating that they are contributing to the Canadian economy in a variety of ways. Foreign workers that have appropriate documentation of their involvement in the firm, such as purchase agreements or contracts, are considered owner operators. The firm must also have a legitimate employment offer in place for the foreign employee, guaranteeing that they fulfil the requisite credentials and experience.
It is worth noting that one of the advantages of this form of LMIA is that it is included in the modifications to advertising under the LMIA / Temporary Foreign Worker program, which means that NO advertising is necessary for this type of LMIA.
You can start and manage a business in Canada with an owner/operator work permit instead of an LMIA that is subject to advertising. Work experience gained in Canada can be utilised to qualify for permanent residency in Canada while working to develop a business in Canada that will not only be profitable but will also contribute to the diversity of the Canadian economy.
Temporary Work Permit:
Every year, Canada welcomes a large number of people who are given the opportunity to work as temporary workers
to fill critical employment openings. These jobs come in a wide range of skill sets and cover a vast range of
professions. It’s worth noting that the population is ageing, thus these job openings will only get worse in the
coming years. The Canadian government wants to keep talent that is already working in the country, whereas in
other parts of the world, people work for years only to be forced to leave what is effectively their home.
By qualifying for the Canadian Experience Class Program, which is a path to Permanent Residency, coming to Canada on a Work Permit might be the first step toward remaining permanently.
To work in Canada, there is a 2-step process in most cases. The first step generally is for an employer to get a positive LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment). This is basically a ruling from the government that gives your employer permission to hire a foreign worker. In some cases, an LMIA will not be required, and certain exemptions can be made, but this is generally not the rule.
After a positive LMIA is obtained and the employer has been approved, the worker will need to apply for a Work
Permit which will then give them the right to come to Canada to work legally. This will then be the final stage
in the process and this stage is quite straightforward, but for some nationalities or job categories, it can be
processed quicker than others.
A remark on Spouses and Family: If your spouse/common-law partner or dependent children desire to work or study in Canada while you are working here, this may be feasible, but it is dependent on the skill level of the job you are doing. If your spouse want to work in Canada, they must apply for their own Work Permit and satisfy the same conditions as you, including obtaining an LMIA if necessary. Your spouse or common-law partner, on the other hand, can apply for an Open Work Permit if you are Approved to work in Canada for six months or longer, Doing a job at a high skill level.
The Work Permit permits you to work in Canada and earn significant Canadian experience, which will help you enhance your abilities and open up avenues to Permanent Residence if you choose to permanently live in Canada. Finally, this might be the first step toward qualifying for Permanent Residence through the famous Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program.
International Experience Class:
The International Experience Canada (IEC) program allows young people to travel and work in Canada. Applicants seeking admittance to Canada via this category may select one of three travel and work experiences: Working Holiday, Young Professionals, or International Co-op Internship, depending on their place of origin.
Your nation of citizenship must have an agreement with Canada in order to participate in this program. You can apply for an IEC work permit in a nation that has an agreement with Canada. Each nation has various program criteria; however the following are some of the most common:
You must be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive) to apply.
Have at least CAN$2,500 to cover your expenditures in Canada.
Make sure you have health insurance for the duration of your visit.
Have a round-trip ticket or establish your capacity to pay for your return journey home before departing.
You may be eligible to apply through a Recognized Organization if your nation does not have an agreement with Canada. The following are the various program streams:
Working Holiday: This type of permission allows participants to support their holiday by working part-time in Canada. It is also known as an open work permit. The program aimed for those who don’t yet have a job offer, as well as those who desire to work for more than one firm or location in Canada while on vacation.
Young Professional category is a work permit that is particular to an employer. It allows
people to get professional job experience in Canada while working for the same company in the same city.
International Co-op Internship Individuals will be able to get relevant abroad job experience relating to their topic of study through this stream. The work permit is employer-specific and meant for students who are registered at a post-secondary university, have a job offer for a work placement or internship in Canada, same employer and location, and are obliged to complete a work placement or internship to finish their studies.
The program is a job-based program for young people who want to come to Canada and travel and work while gaining experience. Some persons will get the necessary experience to immigrate to Canada as a Permanent Resident through one of the Skilled Worker programs.
Full Package : Failure to correctly complete the relevant application and submit the
required supporting documents will result in your application being denied. It is worth noting that 55% of
applications submitted without the help of an immigration representative are denied because they are
incomplete or contain simple errors. ANS Immigration application preparation and submission services will
give you peace of mind that you are being expertly guided and represented until your visa is issued.
DO IT YOURSELF : Having your application reviewed by our legal team will help to eliminate common errors and omissions, as well as identify more serious issues that may result in a refusal. Our Application Checking Service will save you time, money, and stress by providing you with peace of mind and removing the uncertainty that you have correctly completed the relevant application and supporting documentation.
Below is the program price list to choose from, Influenced by the complexity of the case price may change.